UBC Jack Bell Renewal Open House

Categories: All, Architecture, General

May 1, 2023

On April 26, we were pleased to participate in an Open House for Jack Bell, our ongoing project at UBC in collaboration with Teeple Architects.

Rendering by Tango Studio

This project, in the design stage, will transform the existing Jack Bell building in a complete renewal project. This project represents the next capital renewal project on UBC campus, following the successful renewal of UBC MacLeod.

The four-storey building, built in 1992, is home to the Faculty of Arts School of Social Work (SOWK) and the Arts Finance Group, and houses administrative space, labs, lounges, support spaces and classrooms.

The existing 1992 building is the next UBC Routine Capital Renewal project

The design for Jack Bell centres on promoting wellness inside and out, to create an environment that is welcoming, supportive, and respectful. Visual transparency for the prominent building located on the corner of University Boulevard and West Mall fosters social connection and animates the street.

The refreshed architectural design aims to communicate the important work and values of the SOWK to the campus at large.

We look forward to posting more updates as the project proceeds!

Architect of Record: Kori Chan